Art/Theater

Art/Theater
7:00 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Theater Talk: RIP Elaine Stritch and summer theater

On this week's Theater Talk, Gabe DiMaio and Anthony Chase discuss the death of theater legend Elaine Stritch.

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Art/Theater
10:08 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Theater Talk: Infringement Festival shows and more

On this week's Theater Talk, Gabe and Anthony talk about The May Queen at Chautauqua Theater Company, The Local One Act Showcase at American Repertory Theatre, Hecuba Again at Albert Invincible Theatre, Detour at Torn Space Theater, The Comedy of Errors at Shakespeare in Delaware Park, and Poseidon: An Upside Down Musical at Alleyway Theatre.

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Art/Theater
6:45 am
Fri July 11, 2014

Actor William Fichtner reflects on career success

Actor William Fichtner with WBFO Blues host Pat Feldballe
Credit Omar Fetouh/WBFO News

There exists quite a list of people who have called Western New York home and gone on to success in Hollywood. Among them is William Fichtner, who recently played Butch Cavendish, the nasty villain in the 2013 film The Lone Ranger.

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Art/Theater
6:30 am
Fri July 11, 2014

Theater Talk: The joys of smaller productions

Theater Talk host Anthony Chase & WBFO'S Gabe DiMaio bring you the weekly theater roundup!
Credit WBFO News photo

This week on Theater Talk, Gabe and Tony discuss smaller productions and the the role that they play in the theater-going experience.

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Art/Theater
6:30 am
Fri July 4, 2014

Theater Talk: 'Menopause The Musical' & 'Side by Side by Sondheim'

On this week's edition of Theater Talk, Gabe and Anthony talk about Menopause The Musical, Side by Side by Sondheim, and the death of Mary Rodgers.

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Theater Talk
7:00 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Theater Talk: Henry V, Assassins, and Raisin in the Sun

Theater critic Anthony Chase reviews the Shakespeare in the Park production of "Henry V."

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Theater Talk
5:00 am
Fri June 20, 2014

Theater Talk: Shakespeare in the Park's Henry V

Theater Critic Anthony Chase and WBFO's Gabe DiMaio preview the Shakespeare in the Park production of Henry V.

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Theater Talk
9:48 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

Theater Talk: Tony on the Tonys

Theater critic Anthony Chase reviews the Tony Awards as he joins WBFO's Gabe DiMaio for this week's Theater Talk.

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Art/Theater
11:12 am
Wed June 11, 2014

Shakespeare in Delaware Park prepares for 39th season!

Preparing for teh 39th season of Shakespeare at Delaware Park
WBFO News photo by Mike Desmond

Preparations for a brand new season of Shakespeare in Delaware Park were underway Tuesday night. Actors were on stage preparing to open Shakespeare's Henry V in eight days and soon another summer of free theater will be underway in Buffalo.

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Art/Theater
9:39 am
Mon June 9, 2014

Ukrainian guitarist wins 2014 JoAnn Falletta Competition

23-year-old Marko Topchii, from Ukraine, celebrates his win of the 2014 JoAnn Falletta Competition.
Credit Photo provided by the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

A classical guitarist from Ukraine captured the top prizes in the sixth biennial JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition.  23-year-old Marko Topchii won the final round performing Saturday evening with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.

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Theater Talk
5:00 am
Fri June 6, 2014

Theater Talk: Artie Award Winners and "Evita"

WBFO's Gabe DiMaio and theater critic Anthony Chase congratulate some of the Artie Award winners from last Monday's awards ceremony.

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Theater Talk
9:27 am
Fri May 30, 2014

Theater Talk: More on the Arties and Woody Allen's new Broadway musical

WBFO's Gabe DiMaio and theater critic Anthony Chase preview Monday's ceremony where the local Arties will be awarded.

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Theater Talk
6:30 am
Fri May 23, 2014

Theater Talk: Artie nominations

Theater critic Anthony Chase and WBFO's Gabe DiMaio tell us the nominations are out for this year's Artie Awards. 

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Theater Talk
5:00 am
Fri May 16, 2014

Theater Talk: Opera in Buffalo

Opera in Buffalo!  Theater critic Anthony Chase and host Gabe DiMaio talk about this weekend's productions by two local opera companies.

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Art/Theater
5:00 am
Mon May 12, 2014

Press Pass: The legacy of Buffalo’s Theater District

Various theater programs from Buffalo's Theater District.
Credit WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

As the second largest city in New York State, Buffalo has one of the most diverse theater communities outside of New York City. From Broadway hits to small, community-style theater, you can find it all in downtown’s Theater District. In this week's Press Pass conversation, WBFO's Eileen Buckley and Buffalo News reporter Brian Meyer discuss how Buffalo has developed a distinguished theater legacy.

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Art/Theater
12:08 pm
Fri May 9, 2014

Tony Award nominee Tovah Feldshuh in Golda's Balcony

Tovah Feldshuh has some fun posing with WBFO'S Morning Edition host Jay Moran following their in-studio interview.
Credit WBFO News photo by Misty Harris

It's rare we get the chance to interview stars in person, but WBFO'S Jay Moran had the privilege to sit down in our studio with Tovah Feldshuh.  She is a four-time Tony Award nominee. Tovah Feldshuh is in Buffalo to perform her one-woman show, GOLDA'S BALCONY at 710 Main Theatre.  It's four-show run began Thursday  night and continues Friday night at 8 and runs through this Sunday.  The play's central character is Golda Meir, the former Prime Minister of Israel from 1969 through 1973.

Listen to WBFO's Jay Moran speaking with Tovah Feldshuh in our studio's about her performance as Golda Meir, the former Prime Minister of Israel, on stage now at 710 Main in downtown Buffalo.

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Theater Talk
5:00 am
Fri May 9, 2014

Theater Talk: The return of A.R. Gurney's "Buffalo Gal"

Theater critic Anthony Chase says he saw the latest production of A.R. Gurney's "Buffalo Gal," this one staged by the New Phoenix Theatre at 95 Johnson Park.

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Theater Talk
5:00 am
Fri May 2, 2014

Theater Talk: Tovah Feldshuh stars in "Golda's Balcony"

Theater critic Anthony Chase and WBFO's Gabe DiMaio discuss actress Tovah Feldshuh's upcoming performance of "Golda's Balcony" at the 710 Main Street Theater, May 8th through the 11th.

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Theater Talk
5:00 am
Fri April 25, 2014

Theater Talk: ICTC's "The Plough and the Stars" and more

Theater Critic Anthony Chase joins WBFO's Gabe DiMaio in previewing "The Plough and the Stars," opening Friday night at the Irish Classical Theatre, and "Captain Jett Bettington and the Adventures on Planet Earth," a comedy by Jason Kaiser and Jacob Albarella now on stage through May 10th (Thurs. - Sat.) at the Alt Theater, 255 Great Arrow Ave. 

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Art/Theater
3:10 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

Local actors celebrate William Shakespeare’s birthday

Lisa Ludwig with SDP (L), Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz (M) & Saul Elkin with SDP (R).
Credit Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO News

Cast and crew members of Shakespeare in Delaware Park celebrated the writer’s 450th birthday Wednesday. The group read excerpts of the William Shakespeare’s sonnets, monolouges and plays all day in honor of his legacy.

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Theater Talk
5:00 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Theater Talk: L.A. theater and two local shows

Theater critic Anthony Chase joins WBFO's Gabe DiMaio.  Tony traveled to Los Angeles this past week where he saw two shows -- Noel Coward's "A Song at Twilight" and actress Annette Bening in "Ruth Draper's Monologues." 

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Theater Talk
5:00 am
Fri April 11, 2014

Theater Talk: A humorous look at a national tragedy

Theater critic Anthony Chase joins WBFO's Gabe DiMaio and reviews "Blanche Survives Katrina in a FEMA Trailer Named Desire."

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Art/Theater
10:36 am
Fri April 4, 2014

Neglia stages tragic romance Romeo & Juliet at Shea’s

Sergio Neglia & Silvina Vaccarelli rehearse a Pas de Deux for Romeo & Juliet at Neglia's Elmwood Avenue studio in Buffalo.
Credit WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

One of Shakespeare’s most tragic romances will be staged tonight at Shea’s Performing Arts Center. Neglia Ballet Artists performs its production of Romeo and Juliet. WBFO’S senior reporter Eileen Buckley visited a rehearsal where Sergio Neglia practiced with his partner - a ballerina from Argentina.

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Theater Talk
5:00 am
Fri April 4, 2014

Theater Talk: 'The Trojan Women' and more

The Trojan Women by Buffalo Public Theatre

Theater critic Anthony Chase joins WBFO's Gabe DiMaio with a review of "The Trojan Women," now playing through April 19 at Theaterloft. It's a presentation of Buffalo Public Theatre in association with Ujima Company.

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Theater Talk
5:00 am
Fri March 28, 2014

Theater Talk: Reviews of NYC shows, plus Shea's "Once" and TOY's "Robin Hood"

Theater critic Anthony Chase joins WBFO's Gabe DiMaio about Tony's recent trip to New York City, where he caught "Rocky, the Musical" and "Aladdin, the Musical."  Plus, Tony reviews "Once" at Shea's, which he describes as "beautifully staged." And he highly recommends TOY Company's production of "Robin Hood."

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Theater Talk
5:00 am
Fri March 21, 2014

Theater Talk: "Once" at Shea's, plus "Stones in His Pockets" and more

WBFO's Gabe DiMaio and theater critic Anthony Chase are still enjoying the St. Patrick Day's holiday by noting the Irish theme of several local shows. Tony previews "Once," opening Tuesday at the Shea's Performing Arts Center. Plus, he has reviews of "Stones in His Pocket" at the Irish Classical Theatre, "Good People" at the Kavinoky and "An Iliad" at Road Less Traveled.

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Theater Talk
5:00 am
Fri March 14, 2014

Theater Talk: Mr. Chase goes to Washington

Theater critic Anthony Chase is joined by Gabe DiMaio on Theater Talk, as Tony shares his experience of viewing a play in Washington, DC starring actress Kathleen Turner.  He also reviews "Porgy and Bess" at the Shea's Performing Arts Center. 

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Art/Theater
5:00 am
Fri March 14, 2014

'Fisherman' from Catfish Row on The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess

The Gerswhins' Porgy and Bess continues on stage at Shea's Performing Arts Center Friday evening. A Western New Yorker is debuting in the first national tour of the show. WBFO's Eileen Buckley had a chance to meet with that cast member.

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Theater Talk
5:00 am
Fri March 7, 2014

Theater Talk: Mae West, Porgy and Bess and Good People

Gabe DiMaio joins critic Anthony Chase as the new co-host of WBFO's Theater Talk.  This week, Tony talks about his presentation this afternoon at Buffalo State where he'll explore the career of film icon Mae West.  Then, they'll touch on Porgy and Bess at Shea's and "Good People" at the Kavinoky Theater.

Art/Theater
9:44 am
Fri February 28, 2014

Theater Talk: Chase checks shows in NYC

Friday means it's time to check out what's on stage. WBFO's Eileen Buckley and Theater Talk host Anthony Chase discuss local performances and Chase's recent visit to New York City.

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